New Products

Gray Duck Chai Teas Gray Duck Chai started in 2011 when Katey Nieber couldn’t find a chai tea in Minneapolis that matched the superior quality and flavor of one she had tasted in Seattle. With a background from the Culinary Institute of America she started concocting her own custom chai blends. She partnered with Jon Alden, a fellow chai enthusiast and the rest is history. All of their chai teas are made from 100% organic ingredients, containing just the right balance of robust freshly ground spices, black tea sourced from the Assam region of India and then lightly sweetened. We now carry the following varieties: Burnt Sugar and Ginger Rooibos and Minnesota Honey Nine Spice Blend These locally produced chai teas can be found in Aisle 5 near the boxed teas and instant coffee. Fig Food Company Organic Soups Introducing 100% plant-based organic soups from

Que Pasa Tortilla Chips Since 1983 Que Pasa has been making foods from scratch using authentic Mexican traditions. It starts with organic and Non-GMO corn that has been grown in the American Southwest which is then cooked to keep all their nutrients like fiber and bran intake. Their corn kernels are then stone ground between hand-cut volcanic millstones which are then cooked into a masa to make tortilla chips. We carry the following Que Pasa Tortilla Chips: Blue Corn Tortilla Chips White Corn Tortilla Chips Nacho Tortilla Chips Sweet & Spicy Ranch Tortilla Chips Their tortilla chips are organic, gluten-free, vegan and contain no GMOs. Also check out the side of their blue and white corn tortilla chip packages for fun and easy recipes. Like their Mango Pico de Gallo or their Smoky Chipotle Guacamole. For more information visit: http://us.quepasafoods.com/about  Honest Sports Drink From the makers of

New gluten-free pastas are available in our grocery department. Banza Chickpea Pastas In 2013 Brian Rudolph began experimenting in his small apartment to create pasta made primarily from chickpeas. His obsession turned into the start of the Banza brand. Since then Banza has harnessed the power of chickpeas to create pastas that are higher in fiber and protein than traditional noodles, and without all the carbs. We now carry the following chickpea pastas: White Cheddar Mac and Cheese Classic Cheddar Mac and Cheese Shells and Cheese Deluxe Rich and Creamy Cheddar Elbows Penne Banza Chickpea Pastas are also certified non-GMO, gluten-free and kid friendly! Explore Cuisine While exploring in China, Joe Spronz recognized the need for healthier pasta alternatives. The idea came to him while enjoying soybean noodles regularly on his trip. He returned to the states and started the Explore Cuisine brand. We now carry

Have you ever wanted to brew your own Kombucha or Kefir? Or have you wanted to experiment with making your own sourdough? Well now you can! We now carry the following Cultures for Health Starter Kits for making at home: Kefir Kefir has a tart, yogurt-like flavor and contains beneficial yeast and probiotics. Since this is a powdered culture it is easier to maintain than a grain-based kefir starter kit and it comes with two packets. Once prepared, the culture can be used 2-7 times when a small amount is reserved from the previous batch. Kombucha Their Kombucha Kit is a great way to learn how to start your own kombucha at home. Their kit includes one kombucha starter culture with specific, but easy to follow instructions. You can even transfer the culture from one batch to the next. Since you have to add tea

A new seasonal item has joined the shelves of our produce department, Gourmet Garden Herb Pastes.  We carry 4 of their varieties including: basil, lemongrass, dill, and Italian herbs. Their pastes can be stirred into soups, stir fries, sauces, and dressings or used as a marinade. Their herb pastes can help reduce prep time and will maintain best flavor within 3 months of opening. Gourmet Garden is an herb farm based in Queensland and Victoria, Australia. Their team has dedicated their work to producing and researching fresh herbs and perfecting their herb products. Their herbs are picked at the peak of freshness when the essential oil yield is high which is important for the plant’s flavor, aroma and color. Once picked their herbs are transported in a temperature-controlled vehicle to an herb prepping facility where they are washed, cut and prepared within

Let’s Do… Organic Holiday baking can be a challenge when the entire family comes together. There are traditions, picky eaters, and special diets to consider.  Here at Valley Natural Foods we have a great selection of traditional and non-traditional baking items. A few new items have been added to the collection to fit your non-dairy baking needs. Non-dairy baking is now easier than ever with Let’s Do… Organic’s Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk and Heavy Coconut Cream. Let’s Do… Organic’s Coconut products contain no added preservatives, extenders or enhancers and only contain pure organic coconut. The coconut will add good fats and a rich nutty flavor to your holiday baking. For more information and recipe ideas visit: http://www.edwardandsons.com/index.itml  Navitas Naturals Cacao butter is back! Navitas Naturals takes ground cacao nibs from organic cacoa beans and cold presses them into a paste using low temperatures to ensure

Gut Shot Farmhouse Culture Gut Shot sounds scarier than you think; in fact it’s quite good for you! Gut Shot is a probiotic rich drink that is made from organic vegetables. The juice is pressed from fermented vegetables and full of live active cultures. With such a small serving size of 1-1/2 oz. you can add it to smoothies, use it as a salad dressing, or drink it plain. Gut Shot helps keep your gut happy and healthy and are organic, non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free. We now carry the following flavors of Gut Shot: Classic Ginger Beet Kimchi Gut Shot comes from the same makers of Farmhouse Culture Sauerkraut products that are also carried at Valley Natural Foods. If you like their sauerkraut go ahead and give Gut Shot a try. For more information and recipe visit: farmhouseculture.com.   Bone Broth Protein A trendy new “superfood” has made an

If you have a sweet tooth then these new additions to our bakery case are a must try! The newest baked goods include a Classic Palmier, Danish Cheese Strudels and Danish Swirls with either cherry or apple fillings. The pastry dough is made with the finest ingredients and uses traditional methods of laminating and resting so that the dough develops a rich flavor and the ability to have a crispy, flaky texture.  The fillings are all natural and made with no artificial colors or flavorings. What is laminating dough you ask? Dough that has been laminated has gone through a process of rolling and folding butter into the dough mixture multiple times to create alternating layers of dough and butter. The end result is a dough, that when baked, is airy and flaky. Traditional dough has butter creamed into the dough

What’s the buzz on this new Humm Kombucha? If you haven’t tried the new line of Kombucha at Valley Natural Foods then you’re surely missing out. The founders of Humm Kombucha have been brewing for over 20 years and decided to make a business out of it in Oregon. So how do they brew Kombucha? They start with a sweet tea mixture and then add an organic culture known as SCOBY. Well what is SCOBY you ask? SCOBY is a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, but don’t be afraid of the bacteria because it’s actually good for you! The bacteria and yeast work together to ferment the sugars in the sweet tea to produce vitamins, enzymes, and probiotics which can help improve digestion along with other health benefits.After the SCOBY is added the mixture ferments anywhere from 7-30 days. After the fermentation

Madrinas Ice Coffee Iced coffee lovers rejoice! A new line of cold coffee beverages has appeared in our store. Come in and try Madrinas’ Fair Trade Organic Cold Brew Coffees and all natural iced coffee blends with flavors like Café Vanilla and Café Mocha. Madrinas cold brews are certified fair trade and specially sourced from high altitude growing zones in Colombia and Mexico. Their cold coffee beverages are made with low-fat, hormone free milk and real cane sugar. Try some out today! For more information visit: http://www.madrinascoffee.com/ Newman’s Own Something sweet has joined the bins in our bulk section. Newman’s Own Organic Licorice Twists are the perfect bite size treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. Made with organic ingredients and flavors like sour pineapple, sour cherry and strawberry, you’ll surely find a flavor you love. Newman’s own started in the early 1980’s when Paul Newman bottled